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Colombia, Medellín | Building Better Recognition, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2015
The UVA de La Imaginación project centers on creating high quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure. The obsolete tanks are repurposed to create public space, taking inspiration from the site’s history, surrounding topography, and structure of existing tanks and pools. The resulting intervention has minimal environmental impact and opened in 2015, forming part of a network of 20 parks.
Germany, Berlin | Gold, Europe, 2011 | Bronze, Global, 2012
Poor water quality closed the last swimming facility on Berlin’s River Spree in 1925. By improving water quality via a 780m-long reed bed filtration system, the Flussbad aims to transform an arm of the river into a natural 745m swimming precinct equivalent to seventeen Olympic swimming pools. Adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Museuminsel, the urban renewal project will have a direct impact on the quality of city life and a positive ecological contribution by remediating the waterway.
India, New Delhi | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Asia Pacific, 2011
In underdeveloped settlements, a lack of sanitation is one of the major problems. By applying an additive strategy, this project in a resettlement area of Savda Gherva significantly improves hygiene and strengthens social cohesion within the local community by involving the residents throughout the process. A pilot project commenced in 2012 to provide off-grid sanitation to more than 1,500 people.
United Kingdom, London | Bronze, Europe, 2017
To partially reduce London’s housing shortage, the project proposes a straightforward and resourceful solution – Compact ZEDPods on elevated platforms on land outside the development plan including carparks, hard standings and difficult to develop land. Intended for young people and key municipal workers (firefighters, nurses, police personnel, etc.), the modular, low-energy homes are economically affordable, since land costs are replaced by the leasing of “air rights”.Read more »
Germany, Stuttgart | Silver, Europe, 2005 | Gold, Global, 2006
This winner of the first Global Holcim Awards Gold (2006) places the railway station underground to recover land and to create a new urban area, combining structural and landscape aspects. The Deutsche Bahn project to add a new high-speed line for this city laid out in an underground tunnel at a right angle to the existing tracks started construction in 2015. This will free up development space for a vast new urban quarter.
USA, New York City | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, Global, 2015
The Dryline (BIG U) addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan. The 12 km-long infrastructural barrier incorporates public space with the high-water barrier doubling as parks, seating, bicycle shelters or skateboard ramps. Embankments add green areas and spaces beneath elevated roadways are built out with pavilions for public use. In an emergency, the shutters close forming a floodwater barrier.
USA, Detroit | Gold, North America, 2017 | Bronze, Global, 2018
This neighborhood-scale project reimagines empty lots as collective infrastructure for energy and food production, as well as civic engagement, Detroit, USA.
Russia, Kazan’ | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Europe, 2017
New spatial concepts for the city of the future is an exploration of new architectural vocabularies for a future city in an era marked as much by the physicality of things as by the liquidity of the digital realm.
Egypt, Cairo | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017
Designing processes for informal settlements: Design of an “(in)formal pattern language” to improve the conditions of poverty-stricken and fast-growing informal neighborhoods.
Syria, Aleppo | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017
Rubble recycling units: Rubble recycling units combining the rebuilding of the constructed habitat with the rebuilding of devastated communities.